I am in the process of hanging drywall in my basement. The builder actually framed my perimeter walls and included batt insulation. as I started looking at the framing I noticed the studs were at 24" OC but when measuring they were not. Moreover, the studs were are so crooked there is no possible way a person hanging drywall could do a decent job. So as I started hanging the drywall the 8' piece was just short of the next stud so I had to stack more 2X4s so I don't have to cut the drywall. Not sure why the framers dont take into account nominal drywall lengths. So, with all my complaining out of the way are there any tips out there for drywall DYI people when they come across this scenario? Some boards were so bowed I had to cut them in half and then shim the cut to make the boards straight.
One drywall crew used 1X4's to back the joints instead of cutting on the framing. They used 4' pieces, after they set the drywall piece in place, they screwed the 1X4 halfway exposed on the end, then set the next sheet to the exposed end.